Police warn to double-check Halloween candy after report of possibly tainted gum in Oneida

By WKTV News

ONEIDA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Oneida City Police are alerting those that went trick or treating Monday night of possible tainted candy that was received by a teen while trick or treating.

According to Oneida Police, a teen stated that after returning home from trick or treating, she put a piece of Super Bubble Gum in her mouth and it tasted bitter and "tin-like" and made her lips somewhat numb. Her mother then tasted the gum, confirmed this and contacted police. Police then made sure the gum was secured to be sent to a lab to be tested.

The teen told police that she had trick or treated on Broad Street, Main Street and Seneca Street in the City of Oneida. The gum was an individually wrapped piece of Super Bubble Gum in a yellow, red and blue wrapper.

Police said no further effects from the gum have been reported and as of this writing, it is not confirmed that the gum was tainted.

Those that received Super Bubble Gum should examine any pieces and use their discretion on if they want to consume it.

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